Assam declares panchayat election day a holiday

Guwahati, December 1 (PTI): Assam government has declared a public holiday under the Negotiable Instrument (NI) Act in the state’s 16 districts going to polls in the first phase of the Panchayat elections on December 5. All Government/Non Government offices, educational institutions and business establishments including banks, tea garden and industries will remain closed on […]

NFR awards six staffs for exceptional devotion to duty

Maligaon, November 30 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway awarded six staffs for exceptional devotion towards their duty. The staffs were awarded for their alertness and presence of mind and averting possible mishaps and accidents. Sikandar Paswan, Kailash Basfore, Suresh Mandal, Sachhan Kr Choudhary, S B Chanda and Mithu Boll were awarded by General Manager, N.F. […]

Assam college creates rice bank to preserve indigenous varieties

Silapathar (Assam), November 30 (IANS): A college in Assam has walked the extra mile by not only setting up a rice bank to preserve seeds of indigenous varieties that are losing out to new high-yielding varieties but also encouraging farmers to grow them so that they do not become extinct.   The Silapathar Science College, […]

NCSK, NF Railway hold meeting

NCSK, NF Railway hold meeting

Swami Sadanand Maharaj, Member of NCSK during the discussion with N.F. Railway officials on November 27. (NFR Photo)   Maligaon, November 28 (MExN): National Commission for Safai Karmacharis (NCSK) under Ministry of Social Justice and Environment held discussion with the senior NF Railway officials at Maligaon on November 27.   A press release from Pranav […]

Assam: Rajnath Singh, Sarbananda Sonowal review state situation after protests over Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, November 28 (PTI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and top officials on November 27 night reviewed the situation in Assam in the wake of strong protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the state, sources said.   Sonowal and his ministerial colleague Himanta Biswa Sarmah briefed the home minister […]

Tribal group supports Cong CM of Mizoram

Guwahati, November 27 (PTI): A tribal organisation has appealed to Mizoram’s powerful Presbyterian Church to support Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in the Assembly election, describing him as a “prominent Christian leader” in the country.   The Kuki Organisation for Human Rights Trust (KOHRT) — a Manipur-based organisation of the Kuki tribe — has alleged that […]

Assam: Nurses launch indefinite strike at GMCH & JMCH

Guwahati, November 27, 2018 (PTI): The All Assam Nurses Association (AANA) launched an indefinite strike from Monday in the premises of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) demanding ‘same post same salary’.   GMCH Superintendent Dr R Talukdar said, “no nursing service in the hospital has been allowed […]

CBCNEI appealed to PM to intervene in North Sentinel Island

Guwahati, Novemebr 27 (MExN): The Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI) in an appeal letter to the Prime Minister of India urged him to help the people of the island. The CBCNEI, according to the letter, is perturbed by the news report that estimated about forty surviving members of the tribe. Citing […]

RPF arrests touts for illegal sale of tickets

Maligaon, November 27 (MExN): The Railway Police Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway during a special checking on illegal selling of railway ticket has arrested one Syed Sadikur Rahman, owner of HiTech System on November 15 at Badarpur. Preliminary investigation revealed that more than 200 railway tickets have been allegedly booked from the shop, a […]

RPF arrests gang of druggist from railway premises

Maligaon, November 26 (MExN): The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway on November 11 has arrested a gang allegedly involve in drugging of passengers.   It started with the arrest of one Sadek Ali (about 32 yrs) with 30 Nos ATIVAN 02 Mg tablets, one ATM Card and one mobile phone while checking at […]

Schoolchildren torch-bearers of sanitation drive in Assam

Guwahati, November 25 (PTI): School begins early for Pompy Biswas, Nitraban Hazarika and Krittika Das as they don the hats of ‘swachh sevaks’ to check whether the water tank has been filled, hand washing area cleaned and soaps put in place.   The three students of Azara Keotpara Lower Primary School, along with their fellow […]